This one-hour presentation starts with Dr. Mike Robinson on digitizing your daguerreotypes, followed by Len Walle and Phil Nathanson discussing how to manage, catalog, and store your photographic collections.
Robinson is an artist-practitioner, teacher, conservator, and historian of the daguerreotype. In 2017, he earned his PhD in Photographic History with dissertation titled TheTechniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in 19th-Century Photographic Processes at Ryerson University in Toronto, and has lectured and taught daguerreotype workshops in Toronto, Rochester, New York City, Lacock Abbey (UK), Bry-sur-Marne (France), and Kolomna (Russia).
Walle is a Daguerreian Society founding member. After an education in chemistry and business, he worked professionally in the graphic arts industry for over 30 years. He serves on the University of Michigan Clements Library Associates Board of Governors, the board of the National Stereoscopic Association, the board of the Michigan Photographic Historical Society and is past president / board member of The Daguerreian Society and past president of the Detroit Institute of Arts Forum for Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
In 2018 he received The Daguerreian Society Fellowship Award for the advancement of scholarship in the field of photo history and the willingness to share that knowledge.
Nathanson, a member of the Daguerreian Society since 1999, has been a longtime collector of books, ephemera, and photography. His main collecting interest for almost four decades has been 19th-century photography. He is an active researcher and has published books including Early Southern California Photography. The Continent Stereoscopic Company and W.A. Vale: Pioneer Photographer. He has lectured about Southern California photography to historical societies, museums, and collector organizations.
Presented on June 20, 2020.